Today we celebrate 241 of our remarkable students as they take the next step in their careers as physicians, including 200 from our home base in Augusta and 41 from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. They have been educated in all four corners of our state, in Athens, and at our regional campuses in Albany, Rome and Savannah/Brunswick, as well as at our main campus in Augusta!
Their achievements should be celebrated. Their accomplishments, both personal and academic, have landed them placements at top-tier residency programs across the country, including programs here at the Medical College of Georgia. It comes as no surprise that we regularly hear from colleagues all over the United States how well our students are doing in their residency programs. We expect great things!
Their success on Match Day is something we should all be proud of and is due in large part not only to the students’ abilities, but the learning, care, mentorship, and support they have received from MCG’s faculty and administrative teams, who are devoted to student success.
Our Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs (OSMA) guides the process for developing the MSPE (medical school performance evaluation), letters that summarize medical school activities and credentials in a narrative form, and are used by residency programs as part of the selection process. Associate Deans Dr. Kimberly Loomer (Augusta), Dr. Stuart Shevitz (Year 4 Class Dean, Augusta), and Dr. John Francis (Athens) lead the process for MSPE writing and student advising. Assisting Drs. Loomer, Shevitz, and Francis where a team of MSPE authors and advisors who met with student and assisted in guiding them this y ear.
In the PGY-1 year, 61 or 25% of those matched will stay in Georgia!
34 or 14% will stay at an AUHealth/MCG or MCG affiliated residency, including the Medical Partnership programs in Athens, and Wellstar/Kennestone in Atlanta.
164 graduates or 68% will join primary care programs*:
*Georgia Board for Physician Workforce definition of primary care
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As of match day, 98% of MCG’s graduates have a residency position!